Sale holds little cheer for fans

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 28 January, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 28 January, 1993, 12:00am

RUGBY fans looking for beer and a song in the queue for Sevens' tickets could be disappointed by a decision against both.

Hundreds are expected to line-up overnight for the sale in Victoria Park starting at 8 am on Sunday.

Hongkong Rugby Football Union chief executive Mr David Roberts said they wanted to discourage unruly behaviour.

Union chairman Mr Stuart Leckie said the recommendations in Mr Justice Bokhary's preliminary report had been considered.

Last year the first of nearly 4,500 hopefuls started queuing about 23 hours before tickets went on sale, with an estimated 1,000 waiting overnight.

This year's 8,000 adult and 950 children's tickets will be sold from purpose-built turnstiles next to Centre Court at Victoria Park.